Monthly ArchivesAugust 2015


Our latest portfolio piece came about when Niskamoon Corporation looked to our team to design their 10th anniversary Annual Report for 2014-2015. We designed the piece to reflect the essence of Niskamoon Corporation and its values; featuring local photographers’ work of Cree traditions and native landscapes. The 8″x10″ report showcases a year of success for the corporation, all the while honouring a decade of dedication to preserving Cree traditions while encouraging educational and cultural growth. We also designed a 4″x7″ trifold report overview brochure to match and offset printed 850 copies of the report in less than a month.

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The Making of John Mayer's 'Born & Raised' Artwork from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.

In the age of the digital there stands David A. Smith. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer that specializes in high-quality, ornamental, hand-crafted glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. He’s the creative mind behind both John Mayer’s “Born & Raised” album artwork as well as the Kings of Leon’s “Beautiful War” album art. A true craftsman and artist! You can see more of David A. Smith’s stellar work on Behance.

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Real CHA N GE image

It’s campaign season and the Liberal Party recently unveiled its new tour bus. While we dig the overall design and messaging, if you look closely, you’ll notice that something is not quite right.     This is how the text was meant to display: In the bus wrapping, the font for “CHANGE” has been replaced with MyriadPro. This is the default font Adobe uses when a file contains a non-installed font. The replacement font gives the impression of odd kerning (those gaps between the letters). The best way to avoid this mistake is to convert text to outlines (shapes rather than letters) in the final artwork, which only takes two clicks. It’s time for real change…real change of your designer. Bus-ted.

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